Monthly Archives: December 2009

List of Trends for 2010

This will be published tomorrow on 1 January. Happy New Year to everyone and thanks for reading. P.S. There’s a new issue of What’s Next just gone up at

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2010 Trends – A Roadmap for the Future

It’s finally done. My new trends and technology timeline for 2010 is now up. Please post any comments, criticisms or suggestions and I will incorporate these in the very final printed version. Please also note that it’s really a waste … Continue reading

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Book of the Month

I’m still ploughing my way through Delete: The Power of Forgetting in the Digital Age by Mayer-Schonberger, but this little morsel has also caught my eye and may well end up in my Christmas stocking. Prosperity Without Growth: Economics for … Continue reading

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The Iranian Wildcard

Is Israel about to start a war with Iran? Tensions between the US and Israel seem to be growing, but so too is antagonism between Israel and Iran. Of course, starting a war is one thing, winning one is something … Continue reading

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Newspaper Strategy

Here are my 5 top tips for struggling newspapers in 2010.   1. Vision. Stop trying to do everything. Have a clear idea of what you are, what you are for and where you are going. Focus on just one … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“The increasingly blatant nature of the nonsense uttered with impunity in public discourse is chilling.” -Lawrence M.Krauss, Foundation Professor and Director of the Origins Initiative at Arizona State University.

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A Volatile Future

I’ve been reading something from Forbes magazine (US) about Ten Trends for 2010. Nothing very new (cloud computing, decentralization of medicine, decentralization of education, sensors everywhere, the smart web, mobile internet etc). But one thing did catch my eye — … Continue reading

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Spot the Difference

Well I suppose imitation is the sincerest form of flattery:.

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London in 2010

A big thank you to Matthew Davies for this. Some clever person has kept (and photographed) a copy of the Observer magazine from 1989, which looked at what London might look like in the year 2010. Great stuff. As Will … Continue reading

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2010 Trend Map

It’s getting very close indeed – 2 weeks of polishing still to do….

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